What is OHS Management System?
AS/NZS 4801:2001 is an occupational health and safety standard which is aimed at helping organisations develop and maintain a system that is focused on improving employees’ health and safety. The system aids in identifying hazards, assessing and evaluating risks, and implementing necessary control measures which are aimed at minimizing accidents.
The system is compatible with other international standards such as the quality (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001) management systems.
You’ve just learned about AS NZS 4801, about how occupational health and safety standards should be implemented to protect your most valuable business asset – your employees. Why should you be interested in knowing more about AS 4801? Because AS/NZS 4801 is the Australian and New Zealand standard for safety management. Updated in 2001 – referred to as AS/NZS 4801:2001 – this standard is the benchmark in assessing occupational health and safety across management systems.
AS NZS 4801 standard has been regarded as a discipline which assists organisations in developing and implementing policies and objectives that demonstrate a company’s knowledge and control over hazards and risks present in its work environment.
It has become increasingly critical for an organisation to implement a management system to comply with the necessary obligations. AS NZS 4801 safety management systems gives your organisation confidence that the best practices are in place to ensure the protection of its workforce and enhance the smooth operation of daily work completion. Safety should always be the number one focus in every business.
AS NZS 4801 2001 is applicable across all industries. Undertaking a 4801 audit of your occupational health and safety management system using the benchmark standard of AS 4801, as well as taking into account state and federal legislation, assists in ensuring the legal compliance of your business and safety management systems.
A 4801 audit will look at how you maintain and improve your system through planning, internal audits and reviews. An audit will review your policies, processes, procedures, records and other documents to make sure you are compliant with AS NZS 4801 standard and safety management systems.
AS NZS 4801 certification will give your employees confidence in your ability to manage and may even help you attract superior staff who have made themselves knowledgeable on AS 4801 protocols and will hold in high esteem those businesses who maintain this standard of excellence.
We review your existing management systems in relation to requirements of the relevant standards for certification.
Stage 1 Audit
A review of your management system(s) documentation is undertaken as the first step in the certification process.
The Certification Audit is conducted on site to verify that you have implemented the management system across your organisation.
Years 2 & 3: Certification Maintenance
We will conduct an annual Surveillance Audit to check the ongoing implementation of management systems across your organisation.
With the AS/NZS 4801 standard, you can
Ensure a safer work environment: AS/NZS 4801:2001 helps you in determining risks and then taking steps to reduce them. Accidents can be prevented,increasing workplace safety.
Increase productivity: Adapting your business to the AS/NZS 4801:2001 standard shows that you are committed to ensuring a safe work environment for you staff. This increases their motivation and determination, leading to an increase in productivity.
Improve insurance liability rating: Your business follows a proper safety standard, which leads to an improvement in insurance liability rating.
Decrease costs: With a proper OHS management system in place, there are fewer accidents to deal with, saving both time and money.